Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has announced in a press release that it has received an order for 116 V52-850 kW wind turbines for Inner Mongolia province, China. The order, placed by China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power, includes supply and commissioning, plus a 2 year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is planned for Q3 2009.
Lars Andersen, managing director of Vestas China, says in the press release: “This is our seventh order signed with China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power and it demonstrates the trust and excellent working relationship between our two companies. Vestas is strongly committed to the Chinese market and to working with our Chinese partners to support the overall development of China’s wind energy sector.”
Up to July 2008, Vestas has installed 1,071 wind turbines generating 926 MW in China, making the company the biggest accumulated supplier of wind turbines in China. Vestas now has five factory complexes in three different Chinese provinces, employing 1,200 people in total.
Vestas is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 17,000 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 35,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents, and has a 23% share of the world market. In 2007, Vestas generated revenues of EUR 4.9bn and profit after tax totalled EUR 291m. The company has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia and USA, and has planned or operational research facilities in Denmark, Singapore, India (Chennai), USA (Houston) and UK (Isle of Wight).